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Name Salginatobel Bridge
Owner Schiers Commune, Graubunden Canton, Switzerland
Design Robert Maillart
Contractor Florian Prader & Cie, Zurich
Scaffold: Richard Coray, Trin
Stays System  
Where Schiers, Switzerland
Latitude N 46 58' 54"
Longitude E 09 43' 06"
Why Takes road a deep ravine.
When 1930 - repaired mid 1970s & 1998
What Read more.....
How to read the bridge Read more.....



Pictures from Robert Gregory & David Blockley, UK. Picture 3 is reproduced by kind permission of Andreas Kessler, Igis, Switzerland. September 2008

Overall type Open spandrel 3 pinned reinforced concrete arch. Robert Maillart was a pioneer of this form of elegant bridge.
Width 3.5 m.
Length 132.3 m.
Main span 90.4 m.
Height above water > 90 m.
Arch rise 12.99 m.
Materials Reinforced concrete



How to read the bridge Read more about the book metaphor.....

Read more about modern arch bridges.....
The chapters
The scaffolding 'hidden chapter' Apparently it took only 6 men to build this scaffolding over one summer.
Grammar Technically the bridge is a way of taking forces from up in the air down to the ground. So imagine the flow of those forces through the structure. Think of a man standing on the truss and how his weight was transmitted through the structure to the ground.

Read here for more explanation of this form of bridge